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BASS British Alpine Ski School, Tignes

Expert English instructors providing quality tuition in small groups

This renowned British ski school has been running for over 25 years and provides quality instruction whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced skier who wants to brush up on their technique.

Only fully qualified British instructors with a vast experience in all areas of ski teaching work with The British Alpine Ski School (BASS). Their team of highly motivated and enthusiastic instructors want to help you get the best out of your holiday. They have a network of eight schools around the French Alps and have developed a wide understanding of clients’ needs. They offer the following:

  • Private Lessons: The best and most flexible way to improve your skiing skills.
  • Group Lessons: Small groups guarantee success and a social aspect - all levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Children's Courses: Safe and fun sessions to ensure they enjoy improving.
  • Advanced, Intermediate and Off Piste Clinics: Learn from the best!
  • Corporate Events: BASS only use the most highly qualified instructors for our mountain activities

Private ski lessons

Private lessons are often the best way to make progress fast and are a great way to get the attention you need when perfecting your technique. You couldn't be in better hands with the British Alpine Ski School (BASS) who have over 25 years of experience with many of their instructors involved in teaching and qualifying ski instructors for BASI.

Each year the company's reputation soars from strength to strength - more skiers are discovering the advantages of the unique service that they offer.

The Espace Killy is one of the world’s premier ski areas and their instructors love helping you get the most out of these fantastic resorts. 

Where to meet

Your BASS instructor will be wearing a black jacket with blue pants. They will wait on the corner of the Maison d'Tignes (Tourist office) in Le Lac. This is to the right-hand side as you look towards the building from the snow front. There is a 'Credit Agricole' sign there and the steps from the road come up on that side There is a free bus to the Maison d'Tignes in Le Lac from Les Boisses, La Lavachet and Val Claret


Visitor comments

  • "Just a quick note to thank you for arranging such excellent lessons. Both the adults and children enjoyed there respective lessons so much." - Customer feedback
  • "I have just returned from a week skiing in Val d'Isere and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to your team. Your help in both the UK and the resort was much appreciated." - Customer feedback
  • "Just got home and thought I would let you know that we were impressed and pleased by your service. Both Steve and Simon were personable and knowledgeable, and importantly able to get the message across." - Customer feedback
  • "...We wanted to say how much the boys enjoyed your skiing lessons. They found them really good fun, and we never knew they could make such progress in such a short time! Thank you." - Customer feedback

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

Children as young as four can learn to ski with this ski school but until the are seven years old they only provide one to one tuition to guarantee the best possible safety and experience.


  • Families & Kids
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Tignes
  • 73320